Nintendo Announces New Wii Bundle
Includes game and soundtrack CD, but axes backwards compatibility.
October 11, 2011
has announced a new holiday Wii bundle for release in the US.
The bundle will include a black Wii system, Nunchuk and Wii Remote Plus along with a copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii
. In addition, a special Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD will be included, "which includes a selection of memorable music from the acclaimed video game."
The CD will only be available in the bundle and will not be sold separately. Based on the cover image, this appears to be the same CD released to Japan's Club Nintendo back in 2008
Nintendo added that the system included in the bundle is "newly reconfigured" and "sits horizontally rather than vertically." The system will not offer backwards compatibility for GameCube games or accessories, and appears to be similar to the model announced in Europe
The bundle will be available for $149.99. The Wii's current bundle
, which includes Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel, will also continue to be available at the same price.
The new bundle hits stores on October 23rd.
Food for thought: What will this mean to Bootmii, which runs in GC mode?